The New Jersey Devils have traded defenceman Eric Gelinas to the Colorado Avalanche for a 2017 third round pick.

The 24-year-old has a goal and five assists in 34 games this season. He has scored 14 goals and 54 points in 156 games since being selected 54th overall by the Devils in the 2009 draft.

Gelinas is currently in the first year of a two-year, $3.15 million extension he signed in July 2015. He is set to become a restricted free agent after the 2016-2017 season.